The Core facility can freeze, embed and section fresh and fixed tissue.

Frozen services

The accepted submitted samples can either be fresh tissue, fixed tissue in 30% sucrose (preferred), snap-frozen tissues, or OCT embedded frozen tissue blocks. When dropping off frozen samples to the core, ensure they are in a box with dry ice.

Frozen sectioning

Frozen sectioning involves sectioning frozen tissue using a cryostat. The tissue can either be fresh-frozen or fixed-frozen.